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2017 White Birch Bookstore Events

We have a great series of book store events coming up and we keep adding on, so do check regularly! See when our book groups are meeting and what they're reading and meet our many visiting authors - there really is something for everyone. And if you can't make it to the event, just send us an email or give us a call and we can get a book signed for you - no problem!

august
Monica Wood   One Book, One Valley
Friday, August 25 at 6 p.m.
M&D Playhouse, North Conway, NH

So, we will kick off this year’s One Book One Valley with some theater!

We will be participating in this great evening with Monica Wood — Friday, August 25, 6:00 pm at M&D Playhouse, North Conway, 603-733-5275 — Prior to M&D Playhouse’s production of Wood’s play, Papermaker, this unique event will offer bookworms and theater enthusiasts an opportunity to interact with Wood and explore her work. This event (but not the play performance) is free and open to the public. We will be there with copies of Wood’s books for sale and signing.

Papermaker, a play by Monica Wood, Thursdays through Saturdays, August 24-26 & 31, September 1-2, 7-9. For tickets, visit mdplayhouse.com or call 603-733-5275.

 
Author Jeffrey Zygmont   Wine and Cheesecake (and Poetry too)
A Book Launch Party with Author Jeffrey Zygmont
Sunday, August 27 at 2 p.m.
White Birch Books

Please join us for a Sunday-afternoon social hour to welcome the new book MORE WHITE MOUNTAIN POEMS. We’ll enjoy complimentary cheesecake (baked by the author himself), some afternoon-appropriate wine, and a chance to learn about the inspiration behind Jeffrey Zygmont’s second collection of White Mountain poetry.

Like the first collection, titled WHITE MOUNTAIN POEMS, the new book – which is just being released and will be literally hot off the presses for our gathering on August 27 – is lavishly illustrated by large-format photographs of our region. Together, the poems and photos capture the beauty, grandeur, charm and mystery of the White Mountains.

Jeff will chat about the creative forces that bring us both WHITE MOUNTAIN POEMS and, now, MORE WHITE MOUNTAIN POEMS, while together we enjoy wine and cheesecake at White Birch Books.

september
Author Benjamin Ludwig  

September Luncheon with NH Author Benjamin Ludwig
Wednesday, September 6th at Noon
Location: Sea Dog Brewing Co. in North Conway, NH

We are thrilled to have local author, Benjamin Ludwig, join us for our upcoming luncheon on September 6th. He will be discussing his debut novel, GINNY MOON, at our September luncheon hosted by Sea Dog Brewing Company in North Conway, NH. Tickets are $20, which includes luncheon, author talk and donation to North Conway Library.

Tickets can be purchased through the bookstore, call 603-356-3200, or North Conway Library, call 603-356-2961, by September 4. For more information visit our website.

ABOUT THE BOOK:

To Ginny, a child with autism, the word Forever means until the police come.
Five years ago the police forcibly removed her from the home of her abusive birth mother, Gloria. Now fourteen, and in her fourth Forever Home, Ginny remains hell-bent on finding her way back to Gloria’s apartment. She has no illusions about her mother’s addictions or lack of parenting skills. She knows that it might be dangerous – that it might even kill her. Still she plots, obsessed with returning to Gloria’s to find something she insists she left behind, something she hid under her bed. Her teachers, therapist, and new Forever Parents are in turn frustrated, infuriated, and perplexed.
The novel opens with Ginny secretly contacting Gloria and revealing her new address. When mother and daughter try to reunite, the police and courts quickly become involved, monitoring Ginny constantly. After her Forever Mother gets pregnant, Ginny’s already-fragile relationship with her disintegrates, and her Forever Parents begin the process of placing Ginny at St. Genevieve’s Home for Girls, effectively un-adopting her.
But Ginny has other plans. She’ll steal and lie, and reach across her past to exploit the good intentions of her aunt and her birth father – anything it takes to get back what’s missing in her life. She’ll even get herself kidnapped: all for the sake of reclaiming her smothered innocence, all for the sake of finding what she left behind the farthest edge of Forever.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

A life-long teacher of English and writing, Benjamin Ludwig lives in New Hampshire with his family. He holds an MAT in English Education and an MFA in Writing. Shortly after he and his wife married they became foster parents and adopted a teenager with autism.

GINNY MOON is his first novel, which was inspired in part by his conversations with other parents at Special Olympics basketball practices. http://benjaminludwig.com/

LUNCH MENU OPTIONS:

  1. Seared Brussels Sprout Salad: Wok-seared Brussels sprouts, cauliflower, shitake mushrooms and edamame seasoned with tamari and served over super greens
  2. Chicken Bruschetta: Grilled chicken breast, fresh mozzarella, garlic, basil and tomato relish, baby greens on ciabatta served with sweet potato fries.
  3. House Roasted Turkey BLT: Roasted turkey breast with bacon, lettuce & tomato on toasted whole wheat bread with cranberry mayo served with chips.

DESSERT OPTIONS:

  1. Flourless Chocolate Cake (Gluten-Free)
  2. Carrot Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting
 
The Killing Kind   Cold River Radio Show
Sunday, September 10, 7 p.m.
Cold River Radio Show live at Theater in the Woods. Tickets are $25 on sale at White Birch Books, call 603-356-3200.

The Cold River Radio Show is a quintessential old-time radio show featuring exclusively New England based artists, performers, authors and storytellers. Along with selling tickets at the store, we’ll be selling books at the show for Maine author Chris Holm, who will be talking about his latest novel, The Killing Kind.
Michael Hendricks kills people for money. That aside, he's not so bad a guy.

Once a covert operative for a false-flag unit of the US military, Hendricks was presumed dead after a mission in Afghanistan went sideways. He left behind his old life--and beloved fiancée--and set out on a path of redemption...or perhaps one of willful self-destruction.

Chris Holm is an award-winning short story writer whose work has appeared in a number of magazines and anthologies, including Ellery Queen's Mystery Magazine, Needle: A Magazine of Noir, and The Best American Mystery Stories. His critically acclaimed trilogy of Collector novels, which blends fantasy with old-fashioned crime pulp, appeared on over forty Year's Best lists. He lives in Portland, Maine.

Cold River Radio Show

 
THE ICE BUCKET CHALLENGE   Author Presentation with Casey Sherman
Friday, September 22 at 5 p.m.

Join us at the bookstore for an early evening presentation and book signing with Fryeburg Academy Graduate, Author Casey Sherman, who will be discussing his newest book, THE ICE BUCKET CHALLENGE: Pete Frates and the Fight against ALS and signing copies. Make an evening of it and head out to dinner at one of the The Valley Originals restaurants after the presentation!

While everyone knows of the Ice Bucket Challenge, the viral craze that swept the nation in summer 2014, too few know the truly inspirational story behind it. Pete Frates was a man at war with his own body. A man whose love for others was unshakable. A man who refused to fight alone, and in so doing mobilized a global army to combat one of the most devastating diseases on earth: ALS, or Lou Gehrig’s disease. When disease crippled Frates, the former Boston College baseball star turned tragedy into inspiration. Pete’s story is a testament to the power of love, the steadfastness of family, the generosity of strangers, and the compassion of crowds.

Casey Sherman is a New York Times Bestselling Author of ten books including The Finest Hours (now a major motion picture starring Casey Affleck & Chris Pine) and Boston Strong (the basis for the new film Patriots Day starring Mark Wahlberg). Sherman is also the author of Search for the Strangler, Animal, Bad Blood, Black Irish, Black Dragon and the forthcoming Above & Beyond and The Ice Bucket Challenge.

Sherman is a contributing writer for Esquire and FoxNews.com and has appeared as a guest an analyst on more than 100 television news programs. Sherman is also a graduate of Barnstable High School (Cape Cod), Fryeburg Academy (Fryeburg, Me.) and Boston University. Half of the authors’ proceeds will go to the Frates family.

 
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